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Trump ally Zinke fights claim he's too liberal for Montana

May. 26, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — When Republican Ryan Zinke first ran for Congress, the former Navy SEAL faced false accusations amplified by Democrats that his military career had ended in disgrace. After winning in 2014 and two years later getting picked as President Donald Trump's interior...

Judge says Montana officials unlawfully approved copper mine

Apr. 11, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — State environmental officials unlawfully approved a large copper mine in central Montana despite worries that mining waste would pollute a river that’s popular among boaters, a state judge ruled. Officials with the Montana Department of Environmental...

Colorado man pleads guilty to stabbing girlfriend in Montana

Mar. 31, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A former Colorado resident pleaded guilty Thursday to deliberate homicide for fatally stabbing his girlfriend last year, soon after they moved to Montana. Ronald Walter Roberts, 47, has been jailed since his arrest in the June 12, 2021 death of Carmen Edwards,...